The students of Kenmore East are concerned about recent events involving bullying, and wanted to participate in a global project meant to foster curiousity, understanding and conversation in the community through art. This global project is the brainchild of French photographer JR, who was the recipient of the prestigious TED prize this year. This project involves people from all over the world photographing each other, uploading their images to his website, and having the images printed in large poster form to be displayed or pasted in the community.

         Several art classes and staff members of KE were photographed, their images were uploaded and we received our posters. The posters are displayed in the windows of KE along the Brighton and Fries Rd. sides of the building. These images show the community the many faces of Kenmore East, and reaffirm that we are all members of the same community, even with all our differences. It is a celebration of the uniqueness that make sour community strong and thriving.

    -Denise Carr, Art Teacher

    Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project
    that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is
    challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the
    untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are
    made into posters and sent back to the projectʼs co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own
    communities. People can participate as an individual or as part of a group. Posters can be
    placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned
    building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made
    available online at //www.insideoutproject.net/

    The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize
    (watch JR's TED talk here).

    ABOUT THE TED PRIZE = The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the TED
    Conference and a vision by the world's leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and entertainers to
    change the world –one wish at a time.
    The reward: $100,000, the TED Community's array of talent and expertise, and the
    leadership of a TED Prize team led by Amy Novogratz. What began as an unparalleled
    experiment to leverage the resources of the TED Community to spur global change has
    evolved into one of the most prestigious prizes.
    From Bono's the ONE Campaign ('05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution ('10
    recipient), the TED Prize is helping to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve
    global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and now inspire art around the world.

    For more information on the TED Prize, visit www.tedprize.org
Last Modified on October 26, 2011